One small step for man...

Leone @ Saturday, November 14th   [link]

Greetings karters, regular people, and Andy, and welcome to a brand-new news update! While this month might not have been as active as usual in terms of player count, there was plenty of awesomeness happening in MKSC land, including PRs, WRs, and one player's ascension to eternal glory! (I'll let you guess who that was.) So without further ado, let's check out what's gone down since last update!

Oh, before we get to the main event, there is one special announcement! Thanks to the completion of a long-running collaboration between our awesome (and handsome) site staff, MKSC now has Shortcut Standards! Check them out when you get a chance!

New Players

Well, now we know putting out donuts won't help...


MKSC Time Trial Champ Andy Lundeen shocked the world once again, this time for eternity! Utilizing the power of the ironing boards to their ultimate potential, the already-inhuman #1 further removed himself from us mere mortals by attaining a title once thought impossible by many: MKSC non-SC overall GOD!!! The times that sealed the deal weren't WR's, ironically, but were still incredible: RR 34"66 GOD and rKB1 26"96 GOD, both set on the same day, 10-09-2015! rKB1 was made possible in large part by Ethan's strat development, which allowed him to sub 27" first a couple months ago. To celebrate, Andy played SL and rMC4, getting the flap WR and 5lap WR, respectively. More on these will be in the Nice WRs section. Years of effort, strats, and grinding have gone into our champion's MKSC journey, so this culmination of skill in the form of those beautiful 0's on our ARR charts was very well-deserved; congratulations!

MKSC SC Champion Robert Szabo, while not adding new shortcut standards to the site, was doing his thing over in SC land, racing the new standards and setting PRs to protect himself from Ethan's onslaught. He acquired an LP 3lap of 34"30, Hero D, and dual BC2 times of 1'00"21, Hero D, and 17"98, Titan D, all top-5 and just enough to counteract the AF treadmill caused by the Beerman's behind-the-scenes WR action!

#5 Stacy Needham showed up this month with a new rVL1 flap of 4"87, good enough for God at 5th! Stacy has amazing potential to push other tracks to this level, and isn't far off from #4 Mickael Smolen; maybe we'll see an upset here in the near future?

#6 Jonathan Toole-Charignon, in lieu of writing the news, had a successful month in kart, cutting 30 spots and propelling past #7 Alicia L'Hoest! His new times included rMC1 flap 6"85 (MD), tied at 12th with Robert (Etch) and Alencar; rDP1 flap 9"32 (GD), tied at 5th with Yunus (Brutus); and rBC3 1'13"86 (MD), good for 4th. He has a ways to go to catch Stacy and Mickael at the top-5, but given the skill he's displayed as of late, who knows how far he could climb?

Ethan McCormac, not to be left in the dust by Andy, made a strong appearance this month, sporting PRs and WRs alike! New non-SC PRs included a #4 SL flap of 17"80, a #3 rGV2 7"70 lap, and a 7th-place rMC3 flap of 11"74, all GODs. At this rate he might eventually get an 80/80 filled timesheet, as he currently stands with 52 submitted non-SC times and submitted 77 SC times! Goodies on the SC side of the coin included #3 SL flap 7"65 (TA) and #6 rBC1 5lap 1'11"25 (TB). His more WR-ish endeavors are described in the Nice WRs section, so check those out when you get down there!

Bringing up the rear, as of yet unranked James Farrell-Shaw submitted a new non-SC SGB 3lap of 59"60.

Nice World Records


We had 3 non-SC WRs set in October, by both Andy Lundeen and Ethan McCormac!

Ethan may have only hit one of these three WRs, but it was monumental! After years of off-and-on grinding, Ethan finally put together three complete splits on RR, and walked away with a new 3lap WR of 34"53! However, this didn't dethrone Seb from his long reign on the course, as the time Ethan got ties Seb for #1 here! Even now, Seb manages to hold onto RR by his fingertips; how much longer will his record stand?!

Andy followed up his god-like performance by claiming SL flap from Chris with17"05, and strengthening his already-ridiculous lead on rMC4 with a powerful 5lap of 1'15"26!


Ethan McCormac was the only guy setting SC WRs, but he delivered big-time! He kicked things off by improving his BP 3lap to an incredible 10"63 GOD. Next he took rGV2 flap with an awesome 3"17 GOD, then became the first sub-11" on rMC3 5lap with an astounding 10"95 GOD! Finally, he finished things off by hacking his BC2 flap all the way to a strong yet improvable 17"05 GOD, not to be confused with Andy's SL flap of the same time!

Well, that's it for October, folks! See ya next time, and have fun racing the new standards! So many new undefeated GOD's... who will be the first to collect them all?!

Must... stare... at... 0's... ...

I don't always write news. But when I do, they are in time :^)

Chris @ Thursday, October 1st   [link]

Hello ladies, gentlemen and Andy (because he is definitely not human)! Welcome to the September news! We got tons... well at least kind of what you can call activity. 6 active players, 2 WRs this time. Not as much as last time, but it does the thing! Let's see what happened:

New Players

*watches tumbleweed roll by*


MKSC Time Trial Champ Andy Lundeen had a quick go at RDP3 with an optimized MT strat at the end of the run and got a new WR (see WR section). No AF gain though. He stays constantly at the 1.2 AF mark though, even with Ethan and Chris beating some of his WRs.

#24 Fabien Da Silva had a massive PR spree this month and sent us a total of 30 PRs! He had a few really strong times within the submission, like a 7th ranked RMC1 flap, aswell as 2 new GODs on RDP2 and RDP3 flaps (his first GODs!). Fabien cut 5.05 AF points and passed 6 players to make it easily into the TOP25! His ARR dropped by 2 standards, now being at Hero A! Only 0.4 points more and he is one of the 20 Titans in this site! (being 21 with him, of course ;D)

Within those passed players is #25 Manuel Babjar, who also reached the Hero A ranks this month! With his 1.0375 AF cut he passed Karel and Louis for the TOP25 position! Manuel improved all his RCI times, which makes 4 new strong times. 3 of them are new TOP20s, his rCI2 flap being a new Myth time! Manuel still has a few weaker times he could easily improve which could gain him some more ranks and make him the TOP20 possible. Go for it!

#36 Stefan Glosby had 5 new records to report, resulting into a 0.2 AF cut. He didn't pass anyone, but closed the gap to Florent and Kevin, who sit very close together above. The next player, Nicola, is almost 6 AF points away from them! Can Stefan keep his patience up and overcome this huge gap?

#84 Leyla Hasso made a surprise comeback with her first 9 PRs since February. Her PRs resulted into a 3.4 AF cut to pass 3 players. Only a few more ARR points and she will no longer be in the Intermediate ranks! Will she play more and get this almost reached goal?

Ethan McCormac filled his timeset with a few more times, nearly all of them new GODs. He's coming closer to the 80/80 timeset, currently standing at 59 registered times, of which 35 are GODs. He also sent us 3 SC times on RMC1, RGV2 and RDP3, which is a new WR. The RGV2 lap however missed the WR by 0"01 seconds. So close!

Nice World Records


Andy Lundeen is the only person to hit a WR this month. With a new go at RDP3 he optimized the 5lap with an added MT at the end and improved the old WR 2 times by almost 0"4 seconds. The new time is a 56"61!


Ethan McCormac achieved a new WR on RDP3 aswell, but on the SC side. And on the flap. He bested Roberts old WR by exactly 0"01 seconds, which meand this one reached the maximum. The new time is a 0"18 flap!

That's it! Took me not too long... *looks over to the MK64 news update*

Well, cya next time!


[20.08.2015 09:39:30] BeerMan666 (Hahaae): ITS DONE 26.95 GOD

Chris @ Wednesday, September 2nd   [link]

Hey guys! It's Chris with the news here. As you can read in the title, something has been achieved. It was nothing less than the rKB1 5lap GOD time! Do you know what that means. I tell ya; it means EVERY GOD TIME in the game has been achieved! 0.000 WR ARR! Isn't that awesome?! GGs to Ethan for that task, it's taken way too long, but here it finally is!

On the other news, 8 people were active with a total of 12 different WRs (6 Non-SC, 5 SC, 1 non-ZZMT). Let's see...

New Players



MKSC Time Trial Champ Andy Lundeen had fun destroying other peoples times. But enough is enough. A crazy storm of WRs (let's call it Ethan) have been achieved and Andy lost 3 WRs alone in this month! He got a pretty sharp RKB1 5lap though apart from his two own WR improvements. It was actually his last non TOP3 time, and his complete timeset is now in the TOP3! The only times not being 2nd or 1st are RaR 3lap and RVL1 flap.

MKSC SC Champion Robert Szabo scored a few SC and Non-SC times, and is increasing the gap to #2 more and more. 0.0375 points were cut and he has almost subbed 4.6 points! In Non-SC he scored a new SG 3lap, a sub 48. Unfortunately because of many new registered times in the leaderboard he lost almost 0.1 points here, which is not even a huge loss compared to the guys around him...

#2 Christian Wild played some Non-SC and SC aswell. It was mainly Non-SC, where he cut 0.175 AF points and finally surpassed the 3 AF points mark! In SC, he played some of the easier SCs and achieved a quite big 0.8 AF cut to get closer to Florian Chollet, who got a pretty solid SC set.

#7 Jonathan Toole-Charignon, the master of news updates, played MKSC for the first time since the beginning of the year. With new PRs on rDP2 dual, BL, SGB and SG flaps he was able to cut 0.475 points and.... aaaaaaand.... *drumroll* subbed the 10 AF points mark! hehe He also improved his ARR and reached the Myth D status! He is only 0.35 AF points behind Alicia, the number 6. Remember, she was once the champ of MKSC! So if Lafungo started to play earlier he could have a serious shot at the top spot! But man, let's be serious, since Andy came, no one would ever have a chance again razz. However, after Alicia, #5 Stacy Needham is on the edge of the TOP5. He scored his first PR in a while on CL flap with a 14"00 lap. He lost AF though, because of Ethans secret PRs.

#26 Manuel Babjar scored 3 dual PRs on rDP2 and rDP3 and rBC1. All times had strong 5laps, but especially the RDP2 flap was really strong! It's ranked 9th, is his first TOP10 and also his first GOD time! Well done!! Manuel also passed 2 players in the progress and is getting close to the Hero A ARR.

#36 Stefan Glosby hit many new PRs, almost entirely Retro PRs. But he aslo achieved new PRs on BP, which are ranked 22nd and 29th! The 3lap is his new best ranked time. Stefan cut 0.8 385 AF points and passed Robert Lee and Andrea Gardina.

#36 Sam Fairless sent us a lot of new times in SC and Non-SC. He completed his timeset for SC, but somehow lost 7 AF points. I think something got mixed up here. However, he is not long on the site and already holds 7 WRs, one untied! He is probably able to do much better, but for now, he needs to improve his Non-SC driving aswell, as some of the times don't contain SCs or useful ticking spots...

Ethan McCormac still hasn't finished his timeset, but hell, 3 WRs in one month is just insane. You can read more in the WR section. Meanwhile he also sent in two other times on BC2, BL flap (which is a non-ZZMT WR aswell, so actually 4 WRs!) and SGB, which is finally a 3rd GOD on the flap here! Well done!

The non-ZZMT WR by Ethan was set on BL flap, with a time of 21"43!

Nice World Records


Andy Lundeen is usually not the runner up for most WRs in a month. This time he only got two. The first was an improvement of his own RDP2 5lap which saw a 0"3 cut and stands at 1'06"58! Later in the month he also improved RDP3 flap with an alternate strat by me. The new flap is 0"04 faster and stands at 8"83!

Christian Wild also scored a WR this month. With 2 improvements on RGV2 flap he bested the old WR by Andy by 0"07, which makes the new WR a 7"55 flap!

Last but definitely not least, unranked Ethan McCormac scored 3 new WRs in the retro cups! The first was on RKB1, which saw several improvements over the month, 5 to be exact. The end time though was a legendary sub 27, which means, the last GOD has finally been achieved! The time is a astounding 26"95!

Inmiddle of the RKB1 action he also proved he was right about kicking our asses on RMC1... 3 people lost a WR here, and Ethan just demolished the flap by 0"03, which is now a 6"70 time!

The last one was a RDP1 lap improvement, beating Andys old WR by 0"03. The new time is a 9"23!


Andy however was able to make the tie for most WRs this month with his SC WR on RDP2, which he briefly played. The 5lap saw the first sub 56, with a time of 55"85!

Robert Szabo also has some WRs to report. He got a tie on SG flap, which is now a 3way tie with Sam and Ethan. The time is a 1"08*!
He also hit a BP WR tie with a time of 1"38*, which ties Ethan.

Sam Fairless is getting hot in the SC business. With new WRs on: LP flap with 2"43 which is a tie, and his first untied WR on CCI flap, with a time of 2"61!

Welcome to July ne... a big news update

Chris @ Saturday, August 1st   [link]

Hello Karters. It's been a month overdue, but here I am, for the news again! It's Chris here, and we had a misunderstanding about those news again... so I just decided to wait until start of August and do a big summary. SO HERE WE ARE! Let's see what happened:

New Players



MKSC Time Trial Champ Andy Lundeen was reeeally busy in the last 2 months with real life stuff, but couldn't resist the challenge on rDP2 and scored as second person the sub 1'07 and also a new World Record!

MKSC SC Champion Robert Szabo scored a few SC and Non-SC times in the last 2 months. It's been a quite busy time for him on the Extra Mushroom Cup, as he improved rMC1, rDP1 and rGV1 dual, with a few nice subs. His AF improved by 0.2, and the next rank is only 0.4 points away. Will he go for a few more times? On the SC side Robert improved YD dual and rMC1 dual to get a few really strong #3 and a #4 time! He improved by 0.0625 here and distanced himself from Su.

#2 Christian Wild had a quiet 2 months like Andy, but did get 2 more GOD times on his quest to the ultimate GOD. #76 and #77 have been scored on CCI, and 2 new PRs on rDP2, where the 5lap was originally a new WR... for 7 hours. Chris improved by 0.1625 points and closed the gap to Andy to less than 2 points. Still no chance to challenge this beast...

#38 Stefan Glosby was quite busy with a few tracks and improved by 1.1625 points. The 5 persons in front of him were quite close together so he passed 5 players with this relatively small cut! He is now a member of the TOP40 and is also closing in to the Hero ranks! Keep it up smile

#112 Sam Smith sent us a lot of new times, a few Non-SC and a few SC times. I'm not quite sure if the SC times are just not labeled or were accidently updated as SC (tell me!), but he cut 0.7 AF points and passed April on the Non-SC ladder. in SC he passed 3 players with a bigger 3.2 AF point cut.

Unranked James Farrel-Shaw sent us a new YD flap for the non-sc charts.

Seth Goodwin sent us quite a few new times for his timeset, all of the are at least ranked 100th. if he would complete his set he would probably end up in the 90s area.

Nice World Records


Andy Lundeen is back! Even though Chris improved the rDP2 5lap first to a 1'06"93 and achieved the first sub 1'07, Andy just appeared out of nowhere after a almost 3 and a half month abscence of WR activity and scored another minor improvement: the new time is a 1'06"88!



The dog days of summer are back in MKSC Land... but were they ever gone?

Lafungo @ Monday, June 15th   [link]

Hey guys, long time no see. As seems to be customary whenever I write news, I apologize for my tardiness. Chris and Andy both have their hands full with real life concerns at the moment, so please direct any complaints/reminders about updating to me for the summer.

New Players

Better luck new time...


#1 Andy Lundeen relieves his stress by improving his own WRs. Apparently his month of May must have been rather peaceful, because he only set two new WRs.

#1 Robert Szabo improved 2 SC times, joining the fun on rBC1 flap and setting a new WR on rBC2 5lap.

#9 Daniel Pabst decided it was finally time to break into the Top 10, cutting an efficient .775 AF with 10 PRs across 6 tracks. By far his most notable new times were his dual LC PRs, both of which are ranked #3. Cutting another AF point would cement his position in the Top 10 and would allow him to pass #8 Ben Allen. Incidentally, #11 Frederick Hutchington was kicked out of the Top 10 yet again.

#39 Stefan Glosby was productive as usual, proving yet again he's more consistent that MKSC updating. With 11 PRs across 6 tracks for a 1.2 AF cut, Stefan vaulted past a tight group of 4 players, including #41 Tom van Kessel and #42 Timur Ahmad, who are still locked in their perpetual struggle for the title of "Worst Ranked Updater". While Stefan continues to balance his timesheet, he doesn't spend more than a couple days on most tracks. This spawns the following question: will Stefan manage to hit a Top 30 time before he has no more PRs left outside the Top 50? Place your bets. (At the time of writing, Stefan has 4 PRs ranked #31, and 14 PRs outside the Top 50.)

#123 Andrew Buchan had a bit of a mixup with his rKB1 PRs, having accidentally submitted a SC 5lap as Non-SC. He fixed the situation by setting a quick new Non-SC PR.

World Records


This section belongs to Andy's PRs, as usual:
YD: 58"91
rBC3: 1'18"95


As mentioned earlier, Robert hit a new WR on rBC2, with a time of 1'21"85.

I probably set a new PR while writing this...

Almost in time hue

Chris @ Saturday, May 2nd   [link]

Hey guys! It's Chris here with the newest stuff of MKSC land. King Lundeen and his trusty loyalty had a great month and showed the other Kingdoms like SMK Land how active we are!

New Players

No new recruits...


MKSC Lands King Andy Lundeen improved 3 records of his own and maintained his AF. As for the WRs, check the WR for more information.

MKSC Lands King of SC Robert Szabo sent us a new PR for RGV2 5lap which places him at 2nd right behind Ethan. No AF changes though.

Loyal fellow, and Lundeens right hand #2 Christian Wild played a lot this month and scored 8 new records in Non-SC and 3 PRs in SC. The new records resulted into a 0.5 AF cut and helped him to enlarge the gap between him and Sebastian to almost a whole point! Chris also reached 75 GODs this month, only 5 GODs remaining which contain some of the most troublemaking ones of all.

The respectful member #4 Mickael Smolen scored 3 new PRs on SW, rMC1 and rGV1 3/5laps. Mickael lowered the gap to Seb by 0.15 AF points and is less than 3 AF points away. Mick tried a bit more ZZMTing and had success with a sub 45"5 5lap on rMC1, but also reaching the SW GOD time is a nice achievment, congratz!

Another respectful member of MKSC Lands highest members #5 Stacy Needham sent us 2 new records, one of them was a new GOD time PC 3lap, where he was barely missing it by 0"01 at 44"70! The other PR was a sub 13 lap on SGB, making him the 16th person to sub 13 seconds on this course. Stacy had no change in the AF because of Mickaels activity, but also because of the small gain from SGB.

Leader of MKSCs more skilled knights #11 Daniel Pabst sent us 5 new records which were small records, but still made him cut a bit AF compared to all the other ones who lost around 0.05 each. Dan is not even 0.3 points away from smashing Frederick out of the TOP10, will he do it before the end of May?

The great #22 Lachlan Young sent us 4 records on MC, rDP1 5laps and rBC2 dual. He cut 0.4250 points with those PRs and is only 0.7 points away from the TOP20! Lachlan is getting more and more Titans and the Titan E ARR is not too far away aswell...

The always helpful karter and the guy showing the most loyalty in MKSC Land, #43 Stefan Glosby, sent a lot of PRs as always, this time he improved a total of 15 records to make a 0.925 cut. Stefan passed no one this month, but the next few players are really close together and the TOP40 is shouting for him to join in... and kick Tom out of the TOP40 again.

Recruit #70 Ben Stoneman sent us a flood of new records, mostly smaller PRs. They resulted into a 1.55 AF points cut. Ben passed 2 fellow australian players and reached the TOP70 in the progress! Ben is now the 5th fastest karter in Australia, Lenny Andreev 5 spots in front of him is #3 in Australia. He can easily get there with a few more cuts like that, go for it!

Nice World Records


King Andy Lundeen hit 3 new WRs in the month. One of them was actually reached in March, but the last improvement was done in April. He improved the CCI 3lap record 4 times, in the end he achieved a 46"73 time!
The next WR came on RDP1, after finding out that DK is actually really useful here and can compete with Bowser. The first improvement was done with DK, which makes 56"56 the first WR reached with DK on this course. After that he threw 5 more improvements after the DK WR, and ended playing with Bowser again to reach a 56"18 5lap!
The last one came on Sunset Wilds, with 5 improvements in one day! The sub 1 minute is hard to achieve, but the sub 59"5 is a completely different thing! Andy pushed the time by half a second and reached a 59"48 3lap! Congratz!


The secret SC King Ethan McCormac was able to outplay Jonathans WR on RBC1 flap and improved it by 0"18 seconds. The new WR stands at a wopping 11"80! Congratz!

News: The news was written

Shock @ Friday, April 17th   [link]

Hi all. Sorry the news is so late. We'll try to get a times update as soon as possible now. Going to cut right to the action then....

New Players
This March, we have gained a couple new players. A warm welcome to #139 Alex Matteson and Seth Goodwin. Seth has a decent SGB time.

Andy Lundeen was active in March, barely, but he lost some AF due to some great performances on RKB2 by Christian Wild. Andy got a WR on Peach Circuit, and with that record beat the last of the records former member Terrence Fenner had posted to the non-SC rankings.

#2 Christian Wild set a couple WRs this month, but he also lost AF this month. Still, the gap between him and Seb widens, and the gap between Chris and Andy still seems utterly insurmountable at this time.

It's a little odd to do this, but I want to mention #11 Daniel Pabst and #72 Ben Stoneman together. They both submitted lots of PRs this month, providing our rankings with some good life. Dan is now very close to the Top 10, and Ben cut 21 AF. Congrats to both of them on their hard work, and I hope it continues!

Next in our activity, #15 Guilherme Arantes submitted some NON-SC PRs. It cut some good NON-SC AF, which is good because the gap between him and those on either side of him in the NON-SC ladder is pretty large. Did I mention the cuts were on the NON-SC chart? Good. NON-SC.

#43 Stefan Glosby was active as usual, keeping us up to date regularly in the PRs thread. Shockingly, he is now only 2 AF away from our beloved updater of old, TvK. (Yes, there's 4 people in the space of .9 AF!) Glosby will certainly be a Top 40 member soon. Congrats in advance to him!

Last in our activity is #68 Stephen De Winter who sent in a couple PRs for a small AF cut.

2 of the site's "elite trio" sent in some WRs this month. Chris's RKB2 flap is particularly strong...

PC: 43"80 by Andy
RKB2: 41"21 / 5"08 by Chris

As far as I can tell in the submissions sent this month to the Yahoo Groups, there wasn't any purely SC submissions.

That about covers it, I think. I apologize if I made any mistakes, especially if those are name spelling errors, but I wrote this in a hurry, because I know it's way overdue. We'll get back to updating your times now!